Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961.
These beautiful paintings are a gift from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Karsh Center, and will hang in the shelter bringing joy, reflection and inspiration to our guests and anyone who visits the WLP community.
As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs.
It is a great pleasure to announce Anne Havinga’s appointment to the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair of the Department of Photography at Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
This exhibition presents a selection of Inuit prints from the collection of renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife Estrellita.
Estrellita Karsh was recognized as a Service Hero for the 2017 Class at Project 351’s Annual Launch and Service Day.
“I am the recipient, not the donor.” Estrellita Karsh
In 2011, Estrellita Karsh endowed the position of Visiting Professor in Women’s Health, the first of its kind in the nation, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
In 2008, Estrellita Karsh endowed the position of Visiting Professor of Nursing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
In 2008, Estrellita Karsh permanently endowed the position of Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Estrellita Karsh, the widow of Yousuf Karsh, talks with csmonitor.com’s Pat Murphy about some of her late husband’s work.
Mrs. Estrellita Karsh, widow of renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), talks about her husband’s life and work in this video interview.
Established by Estrellita Karsh, and inaugurated in 2008, the visiting professorship brings to CHEO a distinguished physician from another medical center to share his or her expertise.
In 2006, Estrellita Karsh permanently endowed the position of Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Estrellita Karsh endowed the emergency department of CHEO in 2005, fulfilling Yousuf’s wish that no child would be without emergency medical care.
Established in 2004 by Estrellita Karsh, the gift provides funds to encourage original publications in physical therapy and an annual lecture.
Established in 1999, by Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, the award affords nurses the opportunity to observe how compassionate care is provided in another health setting and gives them opportunity for personal and professional advancement, to bring that knowledge “back to the Brigham” and put it into practice.
One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world.
“The King of Comedy” Jerry Lewis was born on this day, March 16, in 1926.
The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week. Karsh photographs featured on more than 20 LIFE covers during his lifetime.
American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.
Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017.
Neil Armstrong took many photographs while on the surface of the moon, including this image of his famous footstep. He later gave this print to Mr. Karsh to thank him for a portrait session.
The 22nd annual Karsh Prize for photography students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was awarded last month.
Ronald Reagan was born on this day, February 6, in 1911.
“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.
Fulton Sheen was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio.
On the occasion of Canada Day 2018, the Embassy of Canada in Moscow was honoured to celebrate the enduring cultural legacies of internationally renowned Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and legendary Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould.
Neil Leifer shared his story with a mesmerized audience at the eleventh Karsh Lecture in Photography.
Nora McDonough was a caregiver for Yousuf Karsh and a special friend to Mrs. Estrellita Karsh for many years. Nora recognized the importance of knowing the patient and their family, and she was committed to honoring the sacredness of that patient-family relationship.
2018 marked the 21st anniversary of the Karsh photography prize for students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has digitized a series of contact sheets showing Karsh’s visit to the White House to photograph the President in January, 1982.
Fashion-industry trade journal Women’s Wear Daily reviewed “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” which is on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, through April 1, 2018. Estrellita Karsh shares her recollections in the article.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger took a tour of “Follow the North Star: Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh”.
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, there is a print depicting two people juggling tiny, dot-like balls. They’re struggling to keep the balls in the air, but they’re smiling all the same.
Nikita Khrushchev died on this day, September 11, in 1971, aged 77.
Jerry Lewis has died at home in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Yousuf Karsh photographed Lewis in 1974 for Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy annual Labor Day telethon.
The winners exhibited their prints at the SMFA at Tufts, and met to discuss their practices with the jurors.
Inspired by Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, join us to discuss how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity.
An installation of art works including Karsh portraits, lithographs, Inuit prints, and tiles, for the following specialty family waiting rooms: psychiatry, thoracic surgery and women’s health.
“Friends and Family Far and Near” consists of several Karsh portraits, and Inuit prints and was curated, and donated, by Estrellita Karsh.
A relationship between the Museum of Fine Arts and Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurtured by Mrs Karsh explores the role of art in healing.
With their prize-winning photographs on display, the winning students are presented their awards at an event which includes a dialogue between the young artists and jury members.
The 2016 Karsh Lecture featured a conversation with Sharon Farmer, presidential photographer to President William Clinton; and David Hume Kennerly, personal photographer to President Gerald R. Ford.
Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” join us for an afternoon to discuss how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity.
Divided into two sections—the first focused on the earthquake and tsunami and the second on the Fukushima disaster—the exhibition includes the work of 17 photographers, some of whom are among Japan’s most celebrated artists.
“In celebration of a major gift to its collection of more than 100 portraits created by renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002), the National Portrait Gallery presents the exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits.”
A daylong discussion that explored contemporary photography in Iran and the Arab world. Estrellita Karsh introduced distinguished speaker Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, followed by a day of conversations with some of the region’s outstanding women photographers.
In May 2013, Estrellita Karsh sponsored The Brigham and Women’s Hospital to host the premiere all-women symposium for American and Canadian health professionals.
In 2013, Estrellita Karsh established a collaborative program between the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, so medical residents can have access to study art.
A permanent installation of iconic Karsh portraits honoring 15 men and women who made an inspirational and lasting impact on the 20th Century.
In 2008, Estrellita Karsh donated digitized photographs from the collection of the MFA to Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physical Therapy Department.
“Healers of Our Age” is a unique collection of 30 x 40 inch photographs consisting of 20 portraits of medical and scientific luminaries.
A portfolio of portraits of artists, selected to bring comfort to the families of patients undergoing surgery.
The Karsh photography prize for students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was established by Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh in 1998 and carries forward Karsh’s practice of mentorship.
Established in 1996, by Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, the Annual Lecture brings noted photographers to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to share their life’s work and philosophy. Inaugurated by Gordon Parks in 1998.
Established in 1993 by Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, in memory of Karsh’s late wife, Solange Karsh, the fund furthers young people’s interest in research through laboratory internships.
News, The Karsh Center at MFA Boston, other philanthropic work.
His life in his own words.